Newberry Observer- RSS NEWS Feed http://newberryobserver.com/section/NEWS http://newberryobserver.com/section/NEWS Wed, 16 Apr 2014 16:45:20 EST 1800 NCMH prepares to run for their life http://newberryobserver.com/news/news/4482130/NCMH-prepares-to-run-for-their-life NEWBERRY — Combining the efforts of health and good fun, the Newberry County Memorial Hospital's Wellness Center is putting on their 10th annual Wellness Weekend on April 18-19. Wed, 16 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST Avery honored at business appreciation event http://newberryobserver.com/news/news/4482888/Avery-honored-at-business-appreciation-event NEWBERRY — Thirty-five percent of county jobs are in manufacturing, something the Newberry County Chamber of Commerce recognized at its ninth annual business appreciation dinner on April 10. Wed, 16 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST Whitmire considering ban on texting while driving http://newberryobserver.com/news/news/4485337/Whitmire-considering-ban-on-texting-while-driving WHITMIRE — Whitmire Town Council has voted unanimously to have an ordinance written to ban texting while driving within the city limits of the town. Wed, 16 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST Car-tractor trailer wreck causes detour, no injuries http://newberryobserver.com/news/news/4475734/Car-tractor-trailer-wreck-causes-detour-no-injuries NEWBERRY — A Monday afternoon wreck between a logging truck and a vehicle caused no serious injuries to passengers, though the wreck caused a major traffic detour in the Whitmire area. Wed, 16 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST Levers know God has hand in farm’s success http://newberryobserver.com/news/home_top-news/4471823/Levers-know-God-has-hand-in-farms-success POMARIA — The four Tennessee teenagers who kept law enforcement at bay for nearly 10 hours on April 3 didn't know that the strawberry farm they chose to stop at was founded on a deep belief in God's plan but its owners — Todd... Wed, 16 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST Graham celebrates 35 years at The Observer http://newberryobserver.com/news/home_top-news/4483438/Graham-celebrates-35-years-at-The-Observer NEWBERRY – Ask Sammy Graham what he likes about working for The Newberry Observer and he'll look you dead in the eye, pause, then say: Everything.And he means it. Wed, 16 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST Zais visits Newberry, shares education philosophy http://newberryobserver.com/news/news/4476161/Zais-visits-Newberry-shares-education-philosophy NEWBERRY — Dr. Mick Zais toured the Newberry County Career Center last Friday and talked with school district officials about the importance of career center education for South Carolinians. Wed, 16 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST Upper Savannah job fair set for April 30 in Greenwood http://newberryobserver.com/news/news/4482282/Upper-Savannah-job-fair-set-for-April-30-in-Greenwood GREENWOOD — Organizers of the Upper Savannah Regional Job Fair have announced that 50-plus employers have already signed up for this month's event but are encouraging more employers to participate. Tue, 15 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST Prosperity man dies in motorcycle accident http://newberryobserver.com/news/news/4483865/Prosperity-man-dies-in-motorcycle-accident CHAPIN — Lexington County Coroner Harry Harmon has identified the motorcyclist killed in a single-vehicle accident as Jacob Aaron Rodgers, 25, of Prosperity. Tue, 15 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST Prosperity teems with runners, walkers for a cause http://newberryobserver.com/news/news/4456746/Prosperity-teems-with-runners-walkers-for-a-cause PROSPERITY — Downtown Prosperity was the home of the inaugural 5K for a cause, a race organized by local women to raise awareness in the community about autism, and help others feel supported. Tue, 15 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST Traffic incident, detour occurs http://newberryobserver.com/news/breaking_news-home_top/4475046/Traffic-incident-detour-occurs NEWBERRY — A traffic accident near the intersection of South Carolina Highway 121 and US 176, located about half way between Newberry and Whitmire has closed Highway 121 until the accident can be cleared. Mon, 14 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST County students get crash course in Prom Promise http://newberryobserver.com/news/home_top-news/4456541/County-students-get-crash-course-in-Prom-Promise NEWBERRY — Nearly 1.5 million people are arrested each year for driving under the influence, according to the S.C. Highway Patrol. That's an arrest of one person for every 130 licensed drivers in the United States. Mon, 14 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST Teaching autistic children was a calling http://newberryobserver.com/news/news/4433857/Teaching-autistic-children-was-a-calling NEWBERRY — Helping a friend to wait tables in The Phantom Cafe one day revealed a calling to Dorothy Chocklett. Mon, 14 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST Instruction for autistic students guided by unique approach http://newberryobserver.com/news/home_top-news/4370571/Instruction-for-autistic-students-guided-by-unique-approach NEWBERRY — When a child comes up to a teacher's desk and repeatedly asks for attention while waving a worksheet in her face, nine times out of 10 a teacher will ask the child to have a seat and then raise his or her hand. Mon, 14 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST Community turns out to support March of Dimes http://newberryobserver.com/news/home_top-news/4464878/Community-turns-out-to-support-March-of-Dimes NEWBERRY — Mothers pushed strollers, policemen directed traffic and nearly $30,000 was raised in the fight against birth defects Saturday afternoon during Newberry County's annual March of Dimes March for Babies. Mon, 14 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST Council receives update on land parcels, park projects http://newberryobserver.com/news/news/4443734/Council-receives-update-on-land-parcels-park-projects LITTLE MOUNTAIN — Little Mountain Town Council learned ordinances might be unnecessary to resolve an issue related to property zoning in the town. Mon, 14 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST College Street bridge project moves forward http://newberryobserver.com/news/home_top-news/4465052/College-Street-bridge-project-moves-forward NEWBERRY — Public feedback from a meeting held in September has led to changes and improvements to the S.C. Department of Transportation's plans for the College Street bridge. Mon, 14 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST Newberry College hosts Spring Fest, alumni game http://newberryobserver.com/news/news-sports/4464874/Newberry-College-hosts-Spring-Fest-alumni-game The alumni game fulfilled this lineman's dream of scoring on Setzler Field. Sun, 13 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST (No heading) http://newberryobserver.com/news/news/4464921/ Newberry City Police reported the following incidents: Sun, 13 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST Lodging available, heroes welcome http://newberryobserver.com/news/home_top-news/4143514/Lodging-available-heroes-welcome PROSPERITY — For Prosperity resident and Air Force veteran Terry Cotney, a leap of faith resulted in a sacred space to promote healing and wholeness. Fri, 11 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST